Director from the Outside: Good Governance Inspired by Democratic Values

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BN-Net, 2006 - Political Science - 356 pages
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The theme of the book is NEWS every day - due to Globalisation, INTERNET and a lack of ability to reform - and due to fact that platforms of power and adjacent positions are at stake. This is a fact whether it concerns a Corporation, a Nation - or an International Body for Relief and Development supposed to serve a higher end. Two women and two men met to address ethics and enterprise. It became a Voyage for Continuity and resulted in the writing of a trilogy. This book follows up a trilogy: "Voyage for Continuity - the Altruistic Gene." It explains the need of "pro-active guardians of pluralism"; namely, the elected and thereby legitimate persons in vital positions on bodies of governance like a Senate, a Commission and a Supervisory Board. The Challenge of altruistic senators / independent commissioners / outside directors is to serve- and to assure (even the Adversaries of Pluralism): *Transparency and Enlightenment / Fair Play and Separation of the Roles; *Institutional Development and free Access to adequate Public Basic Infrastructure; *Gender Equality; *Protection of the Positive- and the Negative Rights of the Citizen *Proper Representation of the Needs- and the Interests of the Atomist. There must be Protection of the elected "Pro-Active Guardians of Pluralism" - whether the Adversaries of Pluralism like it - or not. Progress of the above factors can build Public Trust - and prevent that the Main Parties at play (each- and everyone) will cater for themselves. The Majority of Mankind fears Obscurantism and its Consequences. Obscurantism = the "holding back" in self-interest - can be found everywhere. This book focuses on the Role of an Outside Director in a Legal Entity or aPublic Infrastructure Activity, but the same professional standards apply to the elected Independent Commissioner and the elected Altruistic Senator - they are "Pro-active Guardians of Pluralism." The book is a commemoration of a female professional, who died alone and unprotected, because she became a risk to a multi-role corporate powerhouse with something sinister to hide. They could not let her witness - she would not let herself become a hostage and an accomplice to their scam. Stances for Pluralism, Transparency and Enlightenment need Protection, since the individual Director / Commissioner / Senator is a visible and simple Target for the diverse, powerful "Obscurantists" (French = the Partisans of Obscurantism) - and if so, then we / you / I are also at risk - or we are all losing indirectly... The book sketches a roadmap to healthier democracies, which are robust enough to let populism, fundamentalism and extremism play their tunes subject to no violation of the rights of innocent bystanders, potential- and existing followers. It advocates dialogue, but not the illusion of one consensus based on the leading sentences of central player(s) - for the benefit of a hidden agenda or pure self-interest. The roadmap contains parallel, reinforcing initiatives for reform and improvement of International Movements (like the religious ones) and Intl. Organizations, like United Nations and its Network of Member Nations - as well as of Unions of Nations, like the EU. It is a model of thought for pluralism and transparency, inspired by democratic values. The Goal and the final Test: The Say of the Electorate shall prevail, when Election-day is over. It shall do so by means of fit and properRepresentation and pro-active Protection of the Atomist ( = an individual without influence alone).
 

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Contents

A Warning to no Avail
41
THE MISSION OF GOVERNING BODIES GOOD GOVERNANCE
68
SITUATIONS and Situational Analysis of Governance An Introduction to the Chapter focusing on whether Value Chains are Roledivided or not
76
CASES Experiences of Governance and Results of Development Efforts stimulated by Coaching
130
THE MAIN PARTIES AT PLAY IN A DEMOCRACY
180
BUILDING VISIONS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE versus distracting Rows on Semantics and Fashions
207
PLURALISM AND DIVISION OF THE ROLES AS A VISION FOR DEMOCRACY
233
SINGLEROLE PROFESSIONALS
263
HOLISM based on Independent CrossProfessionalBig Picture Analysis versus FRAGMENTATION by SellSide AnalystAdvisorsBrokers
273
ABUSE OF THE ATOMIST
291
EPILOGUE
299
A Breakthrough for Good Governance a National Strategy
321
Links to websites concerning
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A Voice pleading for Gender Equality before the Proclamation of the French Republic in 1792 This Voice for Democratic Values was guillotined un...
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